The Clean Cities Blog helps Clean Cities coordinators and stakeholders access information about alternative transportation topics that affect their coalitions around the United States.

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Understanding How and Where Plug-In Electric Vehicle Drivers Charge Up

Jan. 20, 2016

New research findings dispute the belief that the growth of the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market requires a large network of public charging stations.

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Annual Metrics Report Captures Latest Greenhouse Gas and Petroleum Savings

Jan. 18, 2016

Clean Cities coalition efforts averted more than 6.8 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 658 million gasoline gallon equivalents (MGGEs) of petroleum in 2014 alone.

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Natural Gas-Powered Bus Rapid Transit Service Proves a Success in Colorado

Dec. 22, 2015

Colorado transit authority's natural gas-powered buses conquer high terrain, perform in sub-zero temperatures

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Redesigned Clean Cities Website Offers Bold New Look, Enhanced User Experience

Dec. 17, 2015

What should I know about navigating the revamped Clean Cities website?

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Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment: New Report Explains Factors that Affect Cost

Dec. 14, 2015

Implementing EV charging stations to meet growing demand can be done more cost-effectively if you understand the many cost factors involved.

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U.S. Department of Transportation to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging for Employees

Dec. 2, 2015

Over the next decade, the federal agency plans to add 500 charging stations at its buildings nationwide.

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Innovative Finance Strategies Summarized in Two New Guides

Nov. 24, 2015

Switching to natural gas for fleets and taking advantage of favorable conditions for installing EV charging are the topics of two new guides.

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Renewable Natural Gas: Repurposing Waste to Fuel Vehicles

Nov. 19, 2015

What is renewable natural gas and how can it be used to fuel vehicles?

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2016 Fuel Economy Guide Highlights Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Nov. 12, 2015

This annual publication is designed to help consumers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicles that will meet their needs.

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Six Tips to Cut Fuel Costs and Unnecessary Idling When Winter Hits

Oct. 19, 2015

How can I improve my gas mileage while driving this winter?

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